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Paris - Ile De France

Luxembourg Palace and gardens

Luxembourg Palace – Seat of French Senate

The Luxembourg Palace, built by Marie de Medicis, lavishly decorated in the 19th century to become the seat of the French Senate and renown for its gardens

Louvre Palace - Flore Pavilion

Louvre Palace – medieval Fortress – history

Louvre Palace, from a medieval fortress to the Renaissance palace of the kings of France, a masterpiece of French architecture embellished over 3 centuries

Louvre Museum – world class art collections

Louvre Museum – world class art collections

The Louvre Museum was founded in 1793 in the former palace of the Kings of France and displays the largest art collections in the world

Rue des Grands Degrés in Latin Quarter

Latin Quarter – Students district in Paris

Latin Quarter, Paris students districts on the Left Bank, is worldwide famous for its prestigious Sorbonne University and many colleges and schools

Ateliers Villette in Parc de la Villette

Parc de La Villette – cultural and recreational park in Paris

Parc de la Villette, a cultural park dedicated to sciences, music, leisure and sport and developed on the site of Paris former slaughterhouse and reservoir

Kiosque des Noctambules

Kiosque des Noctambules Metro entrance

Kiosque des Noctambules Metro entrance, a canopy of colourful glass beads created in 2000 by the artist Jean-Michel Othoniel to celebrate the new Millennium

Dome Church - Hotel des Invalides

Hotel des Invalides – Napoleon Tomb Paris

Emperor Napoleon’s Tomb was placed in the Crypt of the Dome Church of the Hôtel des Invalides

Institut de France

Institut de France – Academie Francaise

The Institut de France was built with the legacy left by Cardinal Mazarin, and groups various academies including the prestigious Académie Francaise

Ile saint Louis - Quai d'Anjou and Pont-Marie

Ile Saint Louis – Island in Historic Paris

The aristocratic Ile Saint Louis, a perfect illustration of preserved 17th century Classical architecture and one of two islands in the historic Paris

Eastern tip of the Ile de la Cite

Ile de la Cite in Paris Historical heart

Ile de la Cite, the spiritual and historical heart and oldest district of Paris, developed around Notre Dame Cathedral, the royal palace and the law courts

Hotel de Ville- Renaissance architecture

Hotel de Ville – City Hall – Historic Paris

The Hotel de Ville in historic Paris, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture overlooking the Place de l’Hotel de Ville, the oldest square in Paris

Hotel de Sens - Rue du Figuier

Hotel de Sens – Bibliotheque Forney Paris

The Hotel de Sens, a masterpiece of Gothic and French Renaissance architectures, is the oldest mansion in the Marais and now home to the Bibliothèque Forney

10 things to do in Paris on a rainy day

Top 10 things to do in Paris on a rainy day

We've compiled a list of the top 10 things to do in Paris on a rainy day, from traditional to off the beaten track visits
Cultural Metro stations in Paris

Cultural Metro stations in Paris

Paris Metro has 303 stations, many of which have been redecorated and refurbished to promote the monuments or districts they serve
Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche seen from the Square Boucicaut

Le Bon Marché, Paris’ oldest department store

Le Bon Marché, the oldest department store in Paris and the only one on the Left Bank, is a Parisian luxury icon that belongs to the LVMH group
Printemps Haussmann - Paul Sedille's facade on Boulevard Haussmann

Printemps Haussmann, luxury department store

History of Printemps Haussmann, an iconic Parisian luxury department store that spreads on 3 interconnected Art Nouveau buildings on Boulevard Haussmann

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